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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 25, 2008 7:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: He Lives Appropriately: 1-2-70 DS! Or LAW?

Okay, in spite of your multiple personalities (whoops! I just meaning jokingly, re your name changing confusion clarified by Ashes below), I still love what you have to offer about the Boys, and I am relatively confident that it was you that told me to get my head out of my ass and listen to the DS from this show.

Well, I may be dense, but I have done so and can say you were absolutely right! Amazing version, in many ways not unlike my beloved 9-19-70 version. Thanks for badgering me about it, and for those of you that are unfamiliar, be sure to check it out. Here is a sample review:

the first show of 1970 is a monster, and a good omen of some amazing music to come in the next 4 years (i.e., the jams of '72-'74). The early show is fairly typical, but the first thing striking if that the also sprach zarathustra intro is BADASS! things get much more interesting in the late show, with a great easy wind that has the band flexing their funk. some technical problems lead weir to tell a story with a solo guitar monkey and engineer. once the problems are resolved, weir offers us some "easy listening music" in the epic dark star that follows. After a few minutes of typical but mellow jamming, the playing dissolves into a very minimal, but textural soundscape - echo, gong, bells, quiet feedback... chilling & foreboding. out of the silence garcia starts picking out a repetitive, eerie lick, with washes of organ providing accompaniment. everyone takes thier time, really feeling out this almost silent, spare section. a subtle re-entry to the dark star theme is followed immediately by an intoxicatingly sunny and optimistic happy groove. soon garcia strumms out a little cosmic charlie theme, and eventually the band launches into a full feelin' groovy jam. excellent, spirited playing which provides a nice resolution from the darker free-form section. st. stephen > eleven > lovelight follows. this fun lovelight features a super melodic, soulful little theme after pigpen's "tear this roof down" schpiel that just makes you want to scream! hell yea! (possibly what liamfinnegan describes as the franklin's tower tease below).





This post was modified by William Tell on 2008-02-26 03:33:24

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Poster: He Live's Date: Feb 25, 2008 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: just to keep it INNERESTIN' : DARK STAR

hey boss.... easy with the "multiple personalities" stuff... i think i know what you mean.... but all the sudden i'm gonna have RBNW throwing 2's, smile, tito's and god knows what else at me.... shit! (i swear i have never sought to mess with anyone around here, on purpose.... i am just the "He Live's" dude.)

anyway, LAW must've rec'd this because i don't have that show. of course NOW I DO, THANKS!

BUT, just to keep it interesting, i have POINTED HERE BEFORE:

[...]

that is Tom Constanten's LAST DARK STAR. i like jerry's vocals here, a classic sounding version. no fussing about, to the vocals, then very spacey and buiding up purposely from there, with lots of nice percussion. a very clean recording, nice inventive playing from bobby..... at 18 minutes it's good, but there is a cut.... i guess we;re only missing 1-2 minutes.


during the early KEITH ERA STARS the tempo really dropped and they got extremely SPACEY, almost like they were playing very introspective, EARLY MORNING RAGAS, with notes left just hanging in the air all over the place. they gradually got more aggressive and ENGAGING in 1972.... they had relocated THE POWER OF THE STAR [...] this is a little more like it! DENMARK, APRIL 14, 1972


cheers, WT

This post was modified by He Live's on 2008-02-26 03:58:22

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-02-25 20:09:31

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 25, 2008 9:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just to keep it INNERESTIN' : DARK STAR

Ha--yeah, the multiple term made me nervous the second time around so I edited it, but didn't mean to bump...anyhow, hoped you understand, and thought it was frickin funny if Ashes is right and it is something to do with browsers...I think it far more interesting if you are playing with it...

Thanks.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Feb 25, 2008 9:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just to keep it INNERESTIN' : DARK STAR

sorry hombre, it's the browser

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 25, 2008 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He Lives Appropriately: 1-2-70 DS! Or LAW?

good call Master Tell, one of my favourites from the year, though i DO lean toward the cryp>too>cryp from the following nite, it has a wee bit more oomph and insanity to my ears; but you're right of course, the DS from the preceding nite is just splendid, i love what's going on from 18'50 in to around 21'40

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 25, 2008 7:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He Lives Appropriately: 1-2-70 DS! Or LAW?

Yep; that's just about when I checked my timer to see what was what and saw it was just passing the 19 min mark too...

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Feb 25, 2008 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He Lives Appropriately: 1-2-70 DS!

Ive pointed this Dark Star out a couple times, easily my favorite. The jamming from the last 10-15 mintues on is absolutely beautiful. The rest of the show is top notch too. Good call as usual Tell.

This post was modified by L.A. Women on 2008-02-25 22:43:27

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 25, 2008 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He Lives Appropriately: 1-2-70 DS!

Damn LAW! I got it wrong...I believe it is YOU that has pointed me in this direction in posts long ago...sorry for the oversight. YOU made the right call. Thanks for the tip.

I stand corrected.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 25, 2008 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He Lives Appropriately: 1-2-70 DS!

Agreed on the rest of the show...the only flaw, significant I am afraid, is the cut at the end of the DS into the start of StSt...to bad they missed that with a tape flip.

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Feb 25, 2008 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He Lives Appropriately: 1-2-70 DS!

Ya it does a great disservice to the mood when that type of emotional piece is disrupted in such an anti climatic fashion. I would love to hear the transition into St Stephen.